What Is Personal Injury Law?

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Feb 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Personal injury law is the area of civil law that helps people recover monetary damages for injuries to their person. This includes damages for both physical and mental injuries. Some of the most common cases in personal injury law are:

  • Medical negligence, also called medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents and other types of premise injuries

Because personal injury law attempts to fully compensate a person for their injuries, it often requires a complicated assessment of just how much money is appropriate to compensate a person for many things that essentially priceless. It is easy, for example, to show how much income a man loses after a brain injury makes him unemployable. But how much is it worth if that brain injury means he no longer recognizes, remembers, or loves his wife and children? As personal injury lawyers, we make an estimate of what we think that should be worth and ask for a jury to weigh in and decide if that is reasonable.

Although it is often challenging, at Hastings, Cohan, & Walsh, LLP find personal injury law very rewarding. We are dedicated to helping people put their lives back together after a devastating injury, and when we achieve that we know that our work is worthwhile.

To learn more about personal injury law and the Danbury, Connecticut personal injury lawyers of Hastings, Cohan, & Walsh, LLP please contact us today.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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